Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney Faces Second Assault Charge from February Incident

Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney now faces a second assault charge in connection with a February incident at Franklin High School, WKRN reports:

A victim provided sworn testimony to the magistrate, who issued a criminal summons for the defendant, charging Mike Looney with assault.

It’s the second assault charge against Looney in the February 20 incident.

Police confirmed to News 2 the second victim is the mother of the original victim.

Dr. Looney’s attorney was notified about the new charge. At some point, Looney will have to appear for booking and processing, as directed by the summons.

The Tennessee Star first reported the details of the story when it broke back in February:

Late Wednesday, the Franklin Police Department issued this “statement in response to multiple media inquiries regarding today’s arrest of Dr. Mike Looney, Williamson County Schools Superintendent:”

Yesterday, Franklin Police Officers and paramedics were dispatched to Franklin High School for a reported psychological emergency. While working with the student, the student’s mother, and school staff to transport the student to the hospital, Dr. Mike Looney, Williamson County Schools Superintendent, abruptly entered the conference room, grabbed the student by her arm, and forced her out of the school and to his vehicle. Officers intervened and had on-scene paramedics transport the student to the emergency room for evaluation.

Today, those officers consulted with the Williamson County Magistrate, who issued an arrest warrant, charging Dr. Looney with Assault. Dr. Looney surrendered himself at the Williamson County Jail after Franklin Police notified him of the warrant. Looney, charged with assault, is free on the $1,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court 03/08/18 at 1:00 pm

Looney’s attorney’s have successfully delayed his appearance on the first charge in Williamson County Court twice. His hearing on that charge is now scheduled for April 25.

Last month, Looney told WCS staff members that he has a tumor on his pancreas. He has subsequently taken time off of the job to obtain medical treatment.

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4 Thoughts to “Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney Faces Second Assault Charge from February Incident”

  1. Rick

    The question is what did he know about the student that prompted him to do what he did? What does the girl know? And why did he lead her out of the building to his vehicle?

  2. lb

    How does this guy still have a job? What the heck is going on in Wiliamson Co schools?

  3. 83ragtop50

    Is he still getting paid? If so, the school board needs to suspend him without pay ASAP. This guy has been a loser from the beginning.

    1. spclopr8tr

      Innocent until proven guilty, plus with the Family Medical Leave Act and short term disability, he is entitled to both his job and his medical leave regardless of whether or not he is indeed guilty.